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Randolph County - 186 acres protected
G. Lee and Linda Kenan and Edward and Marendia Morris.
Bargain Sale of Lands.
Named for Geoffrey Ridges, owner of the trading post that once graced this property, Ridges Mountain is a regionally significant natural heritage site. Within these two tracts one can observe four natural communities – Basic Oak Hickory Forest, Monadnock Forest, Upland Depression Pools, and Upland Depression Swamp Forest – that provide critical habitat for several critters including breeding salamanders, frogs, and neotropical migratory songbirds. A stone wall remnant located alongside one of the property’s four upland depression pools reminds
visitors of the site’s historical significance as part of the Great Trading Path. However, the crowning feature of Ridges Mountain is the boulders (some are as high as fifty feet) located within the Monadnock Forest at the top that provide perfect viewing locations of the surrounding Randolph County.
Project funding provided by the landowner, PLC, Mary & Elliot Wood Foundation,
Cannon Foundation, Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund, Hans Klaussner Foundation
and the NC Natural Heritage Trust Fund.
PLC Vanity Plates Now Available!
Show your support for PLC by displaying one of our new vanity plates. Available online for only $5.00 each.
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Thanks for paddling with us this summer
Hopefully you were able to join us for PLC's first (and very successful) river tour. We toured the Mayo, Haw and Dan Rivers (the Yadkin paddle will be rescheduled for 2015). Please enjoy this beautifully written article about the Dan River, produced for PLC by UNCG student Alayna Ward. Thank you Alayna!
PLC is looking for a Part-Time Development Director
Read More about the Development Director position
PLC purchase could increase Dan River access
Read about this 132-acre parcel along the Dan River protected by PLCthestokesnews.com
Conservancy Purchases Land Along Dan River
The conservancy calls the Dan River from Westfield to Hanging Rock State Park one of the most environmentally significant stretches of river on the east coast, and worth conserving. - See more at:TWC Triad News
Proposed Sale of Autumn Creek Property
Information for Prospective Buyers:
Read anOverviewand information about the property for sale.
See the recordedConservation Easementon the property.
View the propertylocator map.
Saturday, September 13
See our full lineup of Second Saturday Outings for 2014
Please join us for our Second Saturday Outing at Cascade Nature Preserve in Oak Ridge